City passes Resolution to carefully open up Faulkton city businesses

8 May 2020

The Faulkton City Council held a special meeting Wednesday, April 29 via tele-conference. Council members in attendance were, Sheilah Fischer, Chris Geiger, Dan Ramsdell, Mark Toennies, and Steve Wanner; along with Mayor Slade Roseland, maintenance Jerod Raethz, finance officer Emily Bauer, and Val Ramsdell of the Faulk County Record. Linda Bartholomew was absent. No one spoke during open forum. The meeting was called to approve Resolution No. 2020 “An Emergency Resolution modifying the mandatory orders relating to public gatherings contained in Ordinance No. 54.” The Ordinance will stay in place, however this Resolution will replace the Ordinance, so if there is a spike of Covid-19 in the city, the Resolution can be rescinded and the Ordinance will go back into effect. Discussion was held on carefully opening up the city, still abiding by social distancing, and the 10 person rule, and encouraging all businesses to stay vigil on sanitizing. The council all voted aye on approving Resolution No. 2020, after Mayor Roseland had read the Resolution. Dan Ramsdell noted that he had picked up some hand sanitizer from Glacial Lakes in Watertown (at no charge), in which Emily Bauer stated the city employees could certainly use some. Ramsdell also noted that if a Covid-19 case does come from a business, that business would be closed completely for 14 days. The council agreed to meet in person at their regular meeting held Monday night, May 4, following the 6 ft. distancing practice.

ATTENTION FAULK COUNTY RESIDENTS: The Faulk County Commissioner?s met on May 5th and the decision was made to lift all restrictions and rescind Ordinance #2020-2 and Resolution #2020-3 (An emergency ordinance/ resolution to address a public health crisis that was implemented on March 27th, 2020.) We are strongly recommending all businesses and individuals continue to follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations. We thank you for all your continued cooperation as businesses open back up. 
Faulk County Commissioner

Download the PDF of Resolution No. 2020-04